As I’ve had so many appreciative comments on my recent local photo-blogs, I thought I’d finish off the weekend with a selection of pictures taken at another of our favourite spots for an afternoon stroll, and somewhere that Karla absolutely loved to go chasing sticks and swimming.
I have no particular facts to impart about the area, other than to say that the area known as Raleigh Meadow nestles in the valley of the River Yeo, a tributary of the River Taw, and is where Barnstaple and Pilton Cricket Club is based.
It’s in the woods, along the river at the bottom of the cricket pitch, that we have taken so many cool shady walks.
The variety of colours in the foliage of the trees over the year is striking, the pink berries of the spindle tree and fiery orange of the beech’s autumn cloak being two of Elaine’s favorites.
Me, I like a good silhouette..
… and I’m a sucker for a nice tree stump too, and this fine specimen has been relocated by the recent flooding from it’s original position…
…to its new resting place, resident vegetation intact, about twenty yards downstream..
..along with a few other casualties.
Today however, the banks of the river were buzzing with life.